A Negro and An Ofay
The Tales of Elliot CapriceBook - 2017
In 1952, after a year on the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His friends from his hometown secure his release and he returns to find the family farm in foreclosure and the man who raised him dying in a flophouse. Desperate for money, he accepts a straight job as a process server and eventually crosses paths with a powerful family from Chicago's North Shore. A captain of industry is dead, the key to his estate disappeared with the chauffeur, and soon Elliot is in up to his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm country must return to the Windy City with the Chicago Police on his heels and the Syndicate at his throat. Good thing he's had a lifetime of playing both sides to the middle.
From Library Staff
LPL_DirectorBrad Aug 02, 2017
What a fantastic addition to the post World War II noir genre! Great story line, well drawn characters, addictive reading, and an honest dose of the reality of 1950s style racism that plagued America. Danny Gardner does a brilliant job with Elliot Caprice portraying the complicated world of a lig... Read More »